WITHOUT MUSIC LIFE WOULD BE A MISTAKE

“Without music, life would be a mistake” ― Friedrich Nietzsche 

People ask me all the time if I took music lessons or studied piano.

The truth is that I never studied formally but around the age of 6 I…

HOW TO RECORD AN ALBUM IN YOUR BEDROOM

These days there's no reason why you can't record a full blown album in your own bathroom, if you know what you're doing. Actually, I wouldn't try it in a bathroom because there's never enough electrical outlets in there. 

CREATING "THE SECRET LIFE OF BOYS"

BOY SEVENTEEN 
The first thing that I wrote in January 2001 - in my new apartment in Southwest DC - was "Boy Seventeen". The music for that song came very quickly and the lyric did as well. This was unusual…

MASTERING YOUR OWN MIXES: IT'S NOT THAT HARD

Amongst all the mysteries in the business-of-recording-music there is one that strikes fear into the hearts of musicians and artists the world over to a much greater extent than just about anything else. Especially if you are a so called…

OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW

The coolest thing I've done lately is upgrade my home studio gear. Out went the 10 year Dell and in came a brand new HP Z-Book Mobile Workstation and an external 20" monitor. I also stopped using the old SONAR…

YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH: THE INFAMOUS DEADMAU5 POST

A lot of Electronic Dance Music people have read the infamous Deadmau5 post which appeared on his blog a while back. It was titled WE ALL HIT PLAY. And in this little missive Joel Zimmerman (aka Deadmau5) openly let the…

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SIGNING WITH MONDO TUNES

After having been out of the on-line stores for a little over a month---3 of my albums (The Secret Life of Boys, Rush Push, and Remixes Demos & Bootlegs) are back in a big way.  Thanks to the fine people…
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RETROSPECTIVE ALBUMS COMING IN JANUARY

So I got the whole process of movie making a little bit out of my system by making a short film called THE MAN IN 813 which went on to screen at the 2011 DC SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL and eventually…
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MAKING MOVIES

In the late summer of 2010 I decided that, after years of being a slightly successful indie music artist who made a steady stream of pocket change from the songs that I wrote and recorded, that I would like to…